Surrey’s Em Giang bought her $1M winning ticket at the Fleetwood Town Pantry at 15588 Fraser Highway. (Photo: BCLC)

Surrey woman says winning $1M lotto draw is like ‘out-of-body experience’

Em Giang bought ticket at Fleetwood Town Pantry at 15588 Fraser Highway

Surrey’s latest lottery winner thought she won $100,000.

But it turns out she missed a zero.

Em Giang bought a ticket at the Fleetwood Town Pantry at 15588 Fraser Highway and checked it from home. At first, she thought she’d won $100,000, but upon showing the ticket to her boyfriend, she realized her prize was much bigger.

“I just sat there and didn’t know what to do,” she said. “I was shaking.”

Giang, an avid gardener, still feels like she’s floating after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize from the Aug. 12, 2020 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“It’s very surreal,” she said. “I know that I’ve won, but with this amount it’s like an out-of-body experience.”

While Giang said her top priority is savings for her family, a new car may be in her future.

Regardless, she’s not in any rush.

“Right now my head and my body are not with me,” she said. “Once I come down and calm down, I will think about it.”

So far in 2020, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $82 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49.



beau.simpson@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow us on Twitter

SurreyBC

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sources, City of White Rock launch Thanksgiving Food Drive

Volunteers, donations sought for annual food-bank initiative

Surrey man charged with series of break-ins in Surrey, Langley

David Sinh Liu is facing 10 charges related to seven recent break-ins

COVID-19 exposures at Surrey schools: An updated list

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

Future of Massey Tunnel replacement in the air after snap election called

On Friday the ministry said it was identifying property ‘necessary for future infrastructure improvements’

COVID-19: 4 more deaths, 366 new cases in B.C. since Friday

A total of 8,208 people in B.C. have tested positive for COVID-19 since January

Group wants Parliament, courts to hold social media to same standard as publishers

Daniel Bernhard made the comments shortly after Friends of Canadian Broadcasting released a research paper

COVID-19 testing lineup wraps around block in Chilliwack

Testing lineup includes seniors, children and their parents as demand seems to surge

B.C.’s Chase Claypool catches first NFL touchdown pass

Abbotsford grad establishes new record for longest scrimmage TD by a Canadian

B.C. has highest number of active COVID-19 cases per capita, federal data shows

B.C. currently has 1,803 active cases after weeks of COVID-19 spikes in the province

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

181 days gone: Family continues to look for man last seen in RCMP custody 6 months ago

Brandon Sakebow’s last known location was leaving Mission RCMP cell, police say; family has doubts

Mission poker player missing in Nevada is found alive and safe

Brad Booth went missing in July 13, found in mid September

Most Read